Mini Trekking Huayhuash


A 4-day expedition to one of the most popular circuits in the Cordillera Blanca: Huayhuash. The main section of this mountain range contains about 20 peaks and extends over 30 km. There is also a secondary mountain range with lower peaks in the west, that is about 15 km long.

Day 1: Huaraz – Chiquian – Llamac – Pocpa (3,500m/11,480ft)

After breakfast in the hotel, you will board our private transport around 7am, and start driving south of Huaraz. We will pass by different district like: Recuay, Ticapampa, Catac and Conococha at (4100m). After about 2h, we will reach Chiquian (3400m), where we will have a small stop (if you need to get any extra snacks, you could buy things here). It will take us an extra 1h to reach Llamac. Along the way we will observe the mountains of Ninashanca, Jirichanca, and Yerupaja (among others). We will reach Pocpa, where we will spend the night, around 1pm. There we will meet with the donkey drivers. Overnight camping at 3500m

Day 2: Pocpa – Cuartelhuain (4,300m/14,104ft)

After breakfast, we will leave Pocpa at 9am and hike for about 4-5 hours, up to the camp of Cuartelhuain. Along this route, we will pass by a small mine. We shall reach the camp around 1-2pm, and enjoy great views over the Ninashanca mountain in the south. Overnight camping at 4300m.

Day 3: Cuartelhuain – Sambunya Pass (4,700m/15416ft) – Jahuacocha (4,100m/13,451ft)

We will hike up to the Sambunya Pass, where we will enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains of Jirishanca, Jerupaja, and Rasta. We will then descend 600m to a beautiful campsite above Jahuacocha Lake, where we will have impressive views over the peaks of Yerupaja Grande, Yerupaja Chico and Jirishanca. Overnight camping at 4100m.

Day 4: Jahuacocha – Pampa Llamac – Huaraz Hotel

After breakfast, at 8am, we will start hiking, going up for about 3 hours to Pampallamac Pass (4300m), then down to Llamac for about 1 hour. There our bus will be waiting for us to transport us directly to Huaraz. Estimated arrival time: around 5pm and then transfer to your hotel.


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